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Mother is Gold : A Study in West African Literature - Adrian Roscoe

Mother is Gold

A Study in West African Literature


Published: 31st October 1977
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How did West African literature in English begin? What influences affected its birth and development? How much does it imitate European models? How is traditional African culture influencing modern writing? What kind of experiments are being tried? These are some of the questions, relevant to African writing throughout the continent, which this critical study discusses by examining the most significant work in verse, prose, drama, children's literature, journalism and political writing in West Africa. The author examines the writing of major figures such as Soyinka, Achebe, Okara, Clark, Tutuola and Ekwensi as well as that of authors whose work is not as widely known.

The background
Progress in verse
West African prose
Further prose: children, highlifers, and politicians
Notes to the text
Select bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521096447
ISBN-10: 0521096448
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 31st October 1977
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.36